What is one way the AAD serves Arkansas farmers and ranchers?
protects honeybees in order to maintain viable honeybee populations for the purpose of pollination in Arkansas. Most recently there were a total of 2,582 active registered apiarists in the state with 41,974 registered apiaries. A total of 7,434 colonies were visited last fiscal year.
By inspecting bee yards and colonies, Apiary Inspectors identify
potential diseases or other bee ailments and unwanted species, and recommend strategies to minimize negative effects including the spread of diseases or ailments to other colonies.
Find Arkansas honey bee registration and inspection forms, and Apiary Laws and Regulations